At a Glance
- Recovery: 1 - 2 Weeks
- Anesthesia: General
- In-Op Length: 2-3 Hours
Body contouring after major weight loss is one of the most effective ways to remove loose skin and remaining fat. It also repositions and reshapes underlying tissues – the goal is to feel more comfortable and confident with your new body.
Body Contouring in Albany, NY
Losing weight is an awesome accomplishment, but many patients feel distressed because they’re left with excess or loose skin that won’t tighten up – no matter what they do. This excess skin and hanging fat cause all kinds of difficulties, including sweat-trapping and rashes, difficulty exercising, difficulty with clothes fitting, and issues with intimacy. Patients are often uncomfortable being undressed with their significant others or wearing swimwear on the beach. Excess, stretched skin often doesn’t respond to traditional diet and exercise, meaning a surgical lift procedure can be the most effective option.
Dr. Kayastha specializes in body contouring after weight loss. He understands the issues that come from losing significant weight, whether from bariatric surgery or a combination of diet and exercise. Our team has spoken to and taken care of many patients who were uncomfortable with their new bodies after weight loss. Dr. Kayastha is sensitive to the issues that arise from excess loose skin and is ready to help you feel better about your new body with a customized treatment plan.
Dr. Kayastha has had multiple patients remark that undergoing body contouring procedures “changed their life”. It’s a source of great satisfaction for him to help patients that have improved their overall health and wellbeing due to weight loss.
Who is a Good Candidate for Body Contouring?
Good candidates for body contouring are patients who have lost significant weight and struggle with remaining loose skin and fat. You should be at a healthy and stable weight before opting for surgery, and if you have significantly more weight to lose, you should postpone your surgery. Dr. Kayastha will review your medical history during your consultation to determine whether you’re healthy enough to undergo surgery before creating a customized surgical plan.
What to Expect
Body contouring can lift and excise loose skin leftover from significant weight loss.
You’ll review your goals for body contouring with Dr. Kayastha and our team. You can create a treatment package from a variety of surgical options.
Body contouring is performed under general anesthesia and can involve more than one procedure at the same time. Depending on your surgical plan, you can return home afterward.
Plan on taking plenty of time to rest and recover. You can expect swelling, bruising, and discomfort at your incision sites and will need to refrain from the extensive activity. You can return to work after one to two weeks.
Customize Your Body Contouring Procedure
There are many options available for body contouring based on your unique needs. Common body contouring procedures include:
Body Contouring FAQs
Does CoolSculpting hurt?
When performed by Dr. Kayastha, who has extensive experience with CoolSculpting, the procedure is only slightly painful during treatment with little discomfort afterward.
Can you freeze your fat off at home?
It is dangerous to perform any DIY CoolSculpting at home. CoolSculpting technology requires training and extensive experience to use successfully, and the risks of at-home imitation procedures are serious.
Does CoolSculpting work on belly fat?
Yes, and in recent years, CoolSculpting has added a new applicator that can also be used on the thighs.
Does insurance cover body contouring?
Since body contouring with CoolSculpting is an elective procedure, insurance will most likely not cover the costs.
Do you lose weight when you have CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is a procedure to help reduce areas of stubborn fat; its not a weight-loss procedure. Although the treatment can remove up to 25% of fat from a given area, the total weight loss is usually less than a pound.
Can ultrasound melt fat?
Ultrasonic liposuction is one method of body contouring that can effectively reduce fatty pockets. Dr. Kayastha can discuss the best liposuction option for you during your consultation.
Does body sculpting work on cellulite?
Although cellulite cannot be permanently removed or even prevented, certain treatments can reduce its appearance.
Is CoolSculpting better than liposuction?
Each treatment option comes with different benefits. For example, liposuction can produce more immediate, transformative results at the cost of downtime. CoolSculpting can require a package of treatments for results but you can return to your regular schedule right away. Our team can discuss the best option for you during your consultation.
Is Cool Sculpting permanent?
Yes. Once the underlying fat cells are flushed from the body, they can no longer expand with weight gain. You can still gain weight in other areas, so maintaining a healthy lifestyle is a must.
Is body contouring permanent?
Most body contouring treatments, both surgical and non-surgical, can produce permanent results. However, this depends on how well you maintain a healthy lifestyle and prevent weight gain.
Preparing for Body Contouring in Albany, NY
You’ll be given detailed instructions to follow ahead of your surgical date, like fasting, avoiding certain medications, and arranging for someone to take you home. Make sure to prepare ahead of time for your recovery by purchasing groceries, preparing reheat-able meals, setting up a recovery area in your home, and filling any prescriptions needed for your postoperative period.
Recovery from Body Contouring
After body contouring, your focus should be on resting. You can expect some discomfort, swelling, and bruising around your incisions. Any pain is usually at its worst for two to three days before subsiding. Your incisions will be dressed, and you’ll be given instructions on how to manage them. Be prepared to wear a compression garment for the duration of your recovery to minimize swelling and help the skin adhere to your new contours. Within one to two weeks, you can return to office-based work – you may need to recover longer if your job is physically taxing. Dr. Kayastha will indicate when you can return to your normal level of activity.
Body Contouring Results in Albany, NY
Once you’re recovered from your body contouring procedure, you’ll see a noticeable change in the leftover excess skin. Many patients enjoy a slimmer, more defined look. As long as you maintain a healthy lifestyle and prevent future weight gain, you can enjoy long-term results after your body contouring package.
Schedule a Consultation
Body contouring can transform your confidence after losing significant weight. To meet with Dr. Kayastha and learn more, we invite you to contact our Latham office by calling or filling out our online form.